Charter the sea
Tall Ship Adventures
If you are looking to embark on an exciting holiday with a bang then jump on board for the ride of your life. Book their popular Derwent Hunter day trip which allows you to roam the ocean on a sailing ship that is nothing short of spectacular. Handcrafted in 1946 out of Tasman Oak and Huon Pine, this experience will be unforgettable as you discover the tropical ocean at the Whitsundays. Make sure that your kids hold on tight to the rails because this big beauty is known for its pace, cutting through the waves like a knife through butter. Put your boat shoes on and wait to board the ship at Abell Point Marina South for an adventure like no other.
Where: Abell Point Marina Shingley Drive, Airlie Beach QLD 4802
Explore the land
Airlie Creek Track
For those of you who suffer from seasickness, head on an expedition in Airlie to examine the native flora and fauna that have made this place so iconic. Make sure that your little ones bring their book to draw all the exciting things they find along the way. The Airlie Creek Track winds up the hill behind Airlie Beach and is a special gem in the area where locals and tourists love to visit. Hear the call of nature and let your kids see a different side to Airlie Beach as they pretend to be explorers. Unlike anything else you have ever seen, visiting the Airlie Creek Track is another thing that you and the kids can tick off the bucket list.
Where: Waterson Way, Airlie Beach QLD 4802
Find a feed
Harry’s Corner Cafe
After all of that exploring, you and the kids are bound to be hungry, so head over to Harry’s Corner Cafe for a casual meal near the beach. Located on the main strip, there are many things to see at this busy area of Airlie, while you rest and recuperate from your big day venturing out into the wilderness. Enjoy an assortment of the classic favourites such as hamburgers, lasagne and spaghetti bolognese that the kids will absolutely love. There is something for everyone on the menu so if your little one is fussy, you don’t need to worry.
Where: 273 Shute Harbour Road, Airlie Beach QLD 4802
Rest with the crew
Club Croc Hotel
Get excited as you check-in to the Club Croc Hotel which offers fantastic accommodation at affordable prices. Not only are the newly refurbished rooms a comfortable place to make your base at Airlie Beach, your little ones can enjoy their large lagoon-style swimming pool during the hotter days when you don’t feel like leaving the hotel. Considered to be a tropical oasis and a little slice of paradise, make this your place of stay while visiting the beautiful sights that have made Airlie Beach so popular for tourists. If you are looking for a little bit of alone time after a big day with the kiddies, you can make your way to the Croc Bar which is conveniently located close by.
Where: 240 Shute Harbour Road, Airlie Beach QLD 4802
Tell us about your adventures in the Whitsundays and what interesting things you’ve discovered.